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Paper | Special issue | Vol 42, No. 1, 1996, pp.281-287
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-95-S21
The First and Simple Synthesis of Indole Alkaloid, Bipolaramide

Masanori Somei and Toshiya Kawasaki

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan


The first and simple total synthesis of bipolaramide was achieved in 31% overall yield from (2S)-2,3-dihydroindole-2-carboxytic acid in three (or two) steps. Derivatives of bipolaramide having halogen, alkenyl, nitro, or azido substituents were also prepared.